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Hunter Rose

1/6 Spacebase 2000 Inspired Astronaut Sculpt

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Okay so I managed to get the wrist computer light sorted!

 

Started by blocking out the sides of it with some aluminium tape and just to be on the safe side I mixed some black paint with some gel medium to seal the edges where the foil meets the top

 

40470718083_5840d686f5_c.jpgIMG_20190309_141605 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then with no choice but to show off my AMAZING soldering skills I soldered some wire onto my led after threading it through the hole in the side

 

33560483108_e67e994482_c.jpgIMG_20190319_132813 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Just realised this pic was the first time I did it, you can see that I left the legs a bit long which was pushing it more over to one side which gave really uneven light when I tried it. So I used the soldering iron to remove it and cut the legs down before soldering it back on which allowed it to sit in the middle for even light distribution.

 

Then got it back in place and I gave it a test and let there be light!

 

33560486528_60a74bfdfa_c.jpgIMG_20190319_133726 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

33560479628_02806aa048_c.jpgIMG_20190319_134141 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Apologies for the crazy photo, that was me holding each wire on the battery and simultaneously taking a pic! Was really good seeing it lit up, I've backed out of lighting on so many projects was nice to see it coming together, even if my elctrical skills leave much to be desired! :lol:

 

Next up I'll get it glued in and then use greenstuff to fill around it and create a raised border around it

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Nice one, Nick. Looking cool.

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Really neat job Nick,Looking good!

 

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16 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Nice one, Nick. Looking cool.

Cheers Pete! :)

10 hours ago, Carts said:

 

Really neat job Nick,Looking good!

 

Thanks Andy! :)

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Right update time!

I want all the wiring to be external in spring tubes, that was always the plan, as I like the idea of lots of cables that while massively impractical in reality, look good on the model!

I was going to use some 3mm spring tube but couldn't quite fit it in and I didn't want to force it so instead I used two bits of smaller tube (1.5mm i think), which I actually think looks better rather than i thick bit.

 

47489351332_5258e7c162_c.jpgIMG_20190403_131836 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I'll create an attach point on the upper arm once I start sorting the backpack out

 

Then I used some greenstuff to create a lip around it which also serves to fill and hide the gap where the computer fits in, which I painted in the darker brown I've been using.

 

32599600827_4fdbc63158_c.jpgIMG_20190404_134053 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

47489347962_e6b73f6122_c.jpgIMG_20190404_134758 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46626701395_7cb5573052_c.jpgIMG_20190404_134810 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46626700905_aaf6bff65f_c.jpgIMG_20190405_134246 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

47542111241_ed3589d1a2_c.jpgIMG_20190405_134306 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next up I'm going to shade his suit with some pigments and then I'll start getting his gun sorted.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Okay, time for an update!

 

I noticed that the is a fairly large gap about two thirds of the way round where the tentacles meet the wooden base,

 

46868306564_2483a250b0_c.jpgIMG_20190410_132452 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So I rolled some more greenstuff for extra tentacles shapes to fill the gap discreetly

 

46868306464_afc3bde974_c.jpgIMG_20190410_133218 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

47539352292_4ae77379c9_c.jpgIMG_20190410_134406 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And when thats dry I'll paint it the same blue to blend it in.

 

For now I also made a start brushing some pigments over the edges and seam lines of his armor using graveyard dirt, which is my favourite mig pigment; it can be a very simple way to add some very effective shadowing/dirt to make your finish pop a little more.

 

It can be a little more subtle in photos than it appears in reality so the first pic is before I've added it just to show a comparison with the subsequent photos where I've brushed it over

 

46868305484_b551258296_c.jpgIMG_20190411_134100 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46868305414_277ed54d87_c.jpgIMG_20190411_134323 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

47539352382_b99fb1c9ee_c.jpgIMG_20190411_133043 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

33715340288_85484e6f33_c.jpgIMG_20190411_133719 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

47539351632_cc267476d9_c.jpgIMG_20190411_134030 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Basically Im using the pigment to add post shading, and I'mm pretty pleased with how hes looking, its giving more life to the originally pretty flat paint job.

 

Next up I'll continue with that, and start getting some bits together for his laser.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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I like the shaded edges, that's cool. Will you be adding any chipping or dry-brushing to pick out the shapes further, or is he going to be pretty clean?

 

Will

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On 4/19/2019 at 10:24 AM, Will Vale said:

I like the shaded edges, that's cool. Will you be adding any chipping or dry-brushing to pick out the shapes further, or is he going to be pretty clean?

 

Will

Cheers Will! Yes I am but keeping it very light on the chipping, definitely some dry brushing of the darker bits too

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wow - this chap has come along leaps and bounds since I last dropped in - brilliant work all-round

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On 4/23/2019 at 3:51 PM, Gimme Shelter said:

wow - this chap has come along leaps and bounds since I last dropped in - brilliant work all-round

 

Thank you I appreciate the interest! :)

 

On 4/26/2019 at 8:01 PM, DalekCheese said:

Ah, but will you be making more and selling them?🙏:)

 

I'm afraid hes a one off, but I take that as a big compliment so thanks!

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